Did you upgrade from an iPhone 6s, iPhone 7, or iPhone 8 to an iPhone 12 Pro recently? Welcome to the world of Face ID on the iPhone’s gesture-based navigation system. You won’t notice the absence of the home button on the iPhone 12 Pro and iPhone 12 Pro Max unless you try taking a screenshot. Trying to take a screenshot on the iPhone 12 Pro differs from previous iPhones because it lacks a home button.

However, if you’ve ever used an iPhone X, iPhone XS, or even an iPhone XR, you’ll be familiar with the process. Apple uses a separate physical button configuration to take screenshots on the iPhone 12 Pro and iPhone 12 Pro Max because they lack a home button.

Screenshot Instructions For iPhone 12 Pro And iPhone 12 Pro Max

The steps for taking a screenshot on the iPhone 12 Pro are straightforward. You only have to do the following:

Step 1: Press the Side and Volume Up buttons simultaneously

On your iPhone 12 Pro, simultaneously press the Volume Up and Side buttons (formerly known as the Sleep/Wake button). Once the buttons are released, a screenshot will be captured.

Step 2: Edit the Screenshot

You’ll hear the familiar camera shutter sound, and the screenshot preview will appear in the bottom left corner. Tap it to annotate and edit the screenshot with text, a signature, arrows, and other tools. You can also crop the screenshot from this page.

Simply put your iPhone on mute to disable the screenshot sound.

Step 3: Share the Screenshot

To get to the Share sheet and send the screenshot to an app of your choice, tap and hold on the preview.

The screenshot preview can also be turned off. The screenshot will be saved to the Photos app’s Screenshot album by default.

Using Assistive Touch And Siri, How To Take A Screenshot On Your iPhone 12 Pro Or iPhone 12 Pro Max

In iOS, Assistive Touch is a useful tool for gaining access to some of your most-used menus. With Assistive Touch, you can take a screenshot with only one hand if you need or want to.

Step 1: Make Assistive Touch available

By going to Settings -> Accessibility -> Touch -> Assistive Touch and selecting the Assistive Touch option, you can enable Assistive Touch. On your screen, a semi-transparent button will appear. This is the button for Assistive Touch.

Step 2: Customize the Top Level Menu

Select Customize Top Level Menu from the drop-down menu.

Then select Screenshot from the list by tapping the Custom icon (the one with the star). The Assistive Touch Menu will include a screenshot button. By tapping on it, you can also replace any of the default icons with the Screenshot button or any other option from the list.

Step 3: Use Assistive Touch to Take a Screenshot

We can capture a one-handed screenshot at any moment by hitting the Assistive Touch button followed by the screenshot button in your Assistive Touch menu.

Using Siri, Take A Screenshot On The iPhone 12 Pro And iPhone 12 Pro Max

You can use Siri to take a hands-free screenshot with your iPhone 12. Simply say “Hey Siri” or hold down the power button to activate Siri.

You’ll notice a simplified Siri interface at the bottom, suggesting that the assistant is listening for your requests. If you ask Siri to take a screenshot, it will do so for you. A preview can be found in the bottom left corner.

You can also tell Siri to open the Photos app, which will take you to the newly added photos menu.

How To View Screenshots On The iPhone 12 Pro And iPhone 12 Pro Max

All of your screenshots may be seen in the Photos app’s Screenshots album. This album was created automatically, just like the Selfies album. This album will be automatically updated with each screenshot you take. Simply open the Photos app and select the Albums tab. Scroll down to Media Types and look for the Screenshots album in the list. You can also access all of the screenshots from the Photos app’s Recents menu.

On my iPhone, I mostly use the Volume Up and Power buttons together to take screenshots. When my hands are full, I ask Siri to take the screenshot for me. Which option do you use to take a screenshot on the iPhone 12 Pro and iPhone 12 Pro Max? 

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